First three Mazda champions crowned at Runoffs

First three Mazda champions crowned at Runoffs

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First three Mazda champions crowned at Runoffs


Spec Mazda-powered Formula classes see Bryce Cornet, Flinn Lazier and Mark Snyder on top

Three Mazda-powered spec formula classes ran their championship races at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway on Friday, Oct. 19, with intense racing all around. Formula Mazda and a combined race for Formula Enterprises 2 and Formula Enterprises ran in the afternoon, with Bryce Cornet (FM), Flinn Lazier (FE2) and Mark Snyder (FE) provisionally claiming top honors.

Formula Mazda was the first race, and the front of the field stayed clean, but a car spun and was disabled at the rear, bringing out a full-course caution. But as he did at the start, Cornet took off after a brief challenge from Mike Anderson on the restart.

“I knew how fast Bryce has been … and I knew it was going to be critical to get out in front of him,” Anderson, who held on to finish second, said. “But Bryce’s car was hooked up and he got a really good start. Then I got a really good restart and got most of the way next to him, but he was hooked up and just took off.”

Cornet, from Norman, Okla., eventually built up a 19-second lead at the finish in his Star Formula Mazda. It was his first appearance at the Runoffs.

“This is a lot of fun,” Cornet exclaimed after the race. “We’ve been working for this all year. I’m just super stoked.”

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